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Mentoring

“You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia – your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it…” (1 Thess. 1:6-8, NIV)

No matter where you turn today, you will find men and women looking for a coach, a model, and an advisor. They are looking for someone who knows about life and who is willing to invest time, talent, and encouragement in them. In essence, they are looking for a mentor.

The word “mentor” comes from ancient literature. When the Greek warrior Odysseus went off to fight in the Trojan War, he left his young son, Telemachus, in the care of a trusted guardian named Mentor. The siege of Troy lasted 10 years; and it took Odysseus another 10 years to make his way home. When he arrived, he found that the boy Telemachus had grown into a man – thanks to the Mentor’s wise tutelage.

Mentoring is an intentional, dynamic relationship in which the mentor invests himself in another individual for the propose of helping the church planter achieve his/her God-given potential. The ultimate goal of mentoring is reproduction.

Why Mentor?

If interested in being a Mentor, contact us.

Is God calling you to be a mentor?